Labatt Blue Royale Light | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
labatt.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by carpandean on 02-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
18
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
22.92%
 
 
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Photo of dmorgan310
2.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tone
3.29/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, slight sweet malt, adjunct, slight alcohol, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, adjunct, slight sweet malt, hint of alcohol, and a hint of hop. Overall, decent appearance, aroma and body are adequate, and the blend is adjunct-centric. It is reminiscent of Bud Light Platinum, with less sweetness and less noticeable alcohol.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gopens44
2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For what this is, stylistically it's not a bad thing. Sure, it's boring to look at and the nose is nothing exciting as subtle corn is it. Taste is absent of any off tastes as a slightly bitter, grainy taste is all I get from a light to medium bodied heavily carbonated beer offers.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.84/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straight "3's" across the board or a "6" overall. Sampled about a hour ago on 7/6/15. Comes in a pretty blue 12 ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 10 ounce vintage 'COOR'S" glass.

Brew pours a golden-yellow in color with a thin white head. Some lacing was seen when sipped. Aroma is of grains and sweet corn. Pretty much is said for the taste. Crisp and light. Nothing really special but it was just 'OK'. Lighter bodied with good carbonation.

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Photo of Beerdanza
2.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a 24 oz can, poured into a 12oz nonic glass. The color of ginger ale, with a fizzy, white, soda-like head. Smells like sweet corn and grains, not very strong smell. The taste is underwhelming, but not offensive, and the higher ABV does not get in your face. Mouth feel is light and crisp. Would be a good beer to swill after some yard work on a hot day. Overall, good enough and cheap enough to catch a summer afternoon buzz.

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Photo of Patches_33
2.95/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Beefytits4
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DavidHume
2.33/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tlema1
2.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cincyfan81
2.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

very smooth for the abv not a lot of taste though

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Photo of jpd026
1.9/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

not good, in fact bad

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Photo of Boone757
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Labatt Blue Royale Light
12 oz. blue glass bottle, ink-jet dating on the neck of the bottle is illegible
$1.83 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Apparently blue glass does not protect beer completely from UV rays because I smelled a bit of skunkiness when I first poured this beer.

And what's up with these "light" beers that are actually stronger than normal beers? This one's 6.1% abv with 141 calories as opposed to Labatt Blue which is 5.0% and has 153 calories. If flavor doesn't matter and you're just trying to save calories, but still want the alcohol, drink vodka (an ounce of 80 proof/40% abv is just 64 calories)!

Moving forward, there aren't a lot of hops to it (in flavor, aroma, or bitterness) but at least the alcohol balances the malt. The malt component is lacking as well. I'm not sure if it's adjunct as it doesn't really come off that way, but neither is it particularly grainy. It's just bland, and without any hop flavor to give it a little spice it's just dull. So, the alcohol balances the malt, but does the malt reign in the alcohol? For the most part, yes. The alcohol is apparent, but it's not detracting; and I guess if that's why you're drinking this beer, you want to know that it's there. Based on the number of strong Canadian beers I've tasted in Canada I might suggest that the alcohol is a 'flavor' component they're looking for, but this is not a Canadian product, it's an American product! It's made by Labatt USA. This beer is neither brewed nor sold in Canada. Therefore I can only surmise that this is being marketed to compete with Bud Light Platinum, which also comes in a blue glass bottle, and has a similar alcohol and calorie content at 6.0% abv and 137 calories.

It's an interesting product, sociologically, but it's not worth tasting.

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Photo of indus_bird
1.75/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +38.9%

Labatt Blue Royale Light brewed by Labatt Brewing Company Ltd with an ABV of 6.1% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. This brew has the look of an American style Lager. The smell is rich with grains and some sweetness. So far so good. The taste is not bad, it has a small bit at the end. This brew is smooth all the way around. The aftertaste is fruity but it is not bad. Labatt Blue Royale Light has a nice balance to it for having an ABV of 6.1% The mouthfeel is nice and crisp. They did a nice job with brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of gunnerlincoln
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of jharris0624
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of AC-Mivsek
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of sweemzander
1/5  rDev -65.3%

Photo of BBlov
2.72/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Labatt Blue Royale Light has a very thick, white head, a mostly clear, yellow-gold appearance, quite noticeable fine white particles roiling about, and a surprisingly heavy amount of lacing clinging to the glass. Aroma is of pungent, sweet & sour grain (think Genesee Ice). Taste is of sweet, malt liquor-like beer, a bit of alcohol, and even a back-note of hops. Again, think of Genesee Ice. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Labatt Blue Royale Light finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. How this is a light beer with 140 calories, I would like to know.

RJT

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Photo of Eprice30
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of tdm168
2/5  rDev -30.6%

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Labatt Blue Royale Light from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.88 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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